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Recoil springs for reloads. I shoot my BHP in steel matches, and some IDPA shoots. Due to the recent shortage and backlog of jacketed bullets from my regular supplier I have been forced to move to lead bullets. The decrease in powder leads to a decrease in recoil and slide movement. It seems the only recoil spring that allows it to run efficiently is 14#. Has anyone else found this to be true, or consistent with your shooting practices?
 

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That's going to be true with any firearm. Decrease the power of your load enough and you'll need to perform a corresponding decrease in spring weight.
 

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I figured as much. It just seems like my hi-power is so much more finicky than my 9mm 1911 when it comes to matching springs with a corresponding load.
 

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Recoil springs for reloads. I shoot my BHP in steel matches, and some IDPA shoots. Due to the recent shortage and backlog of jacketed bullets from my regular supplier I have been forced to move to lead bullets. The decrease in powder leads to a decrease in recoil and slide movement. It seems the only recoil spring that allows it to run efficiently is 14#. Has anyone else found this to be true, or consistent with your shooting practices?
When I started reloading for my BHP in 1982 I went with lead bullets for economy as did most reloaders back then. I carried factory 115 JHP as a duty round and used 125 LRN over 3.5 grains of Bullseye and never had a problem. Now I use 4.4 grains of Bullseye to launch a 115 FMJ.
 
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